Enigmatic Hyksos did not invade Egypt, were not Israelites

Around 1750 or 1700 BCE, the central royal government in Egypt was weak and Canaanites that had been infiltrating the country and settling in the north became stronger and were able to seize power.

By ROSSELLA TERCATIN  – JULY 19, 2020

A group of British and Austrian researchers offered new insights on the identity of the mysterious Hyksos, a foreign group that ruled over Egypt for a little over a century in the middle of the second millennium BCE and that a popular myth, as well as some historians over the centuries, has associated with the Israelites. (more…)

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The Fallacy That Is The 1967 Line

On May 20, 1967, Egyptian president Gamal Abdel Nasser closed the Straits of Tiran and proclaimed “these waters are ours… the Israeli flag shall not go through the Gulf of Aqaba.”

SHLOMO SLONIM – JULY 17, 2020

IDF Soldiers arrive at the Temple Mount during the Six Day War in June of 1967. A few months later, the Arab League met, declaring, ‘No peace with Israel, no recognition of Israel, no negotiations with it.’ (more…)

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Coronavirus: Is it an act of God?

If we say the catastrophes have been caused by God, we want to know His motives.

By RAYMOND APPLE – JULY 19, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has shaken the whole world and raised the deep theological question of whether to blame God for the catastrophe.

Disasters have attacked human beings and nations – not least the Jewish people – throughout history. They tended to come in two forms: “natural” and moral. (more…)

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We had ensured we would shoot first

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Remembering the Entebbe Raid

It was a mission that ended up defining modern Israel. Benjamin Netanyahu decided to enter politics and Ehud Barak, one of the military intelligence officers handling the operation, became the prime minister.
 

India Updated: Jul 02, 2020 – by Pramit Pal Chaudhuri – Hindustan Times, New Delhi

The Mercedes Benz limousine that was flown to the airport as a decoy.

The Mercedes Benz limousine that was flown to the airport as a decoy.(Pic: Sourced)

Forty-four years ago, Israeli commandos carried out what is rated as the most incredible military operations in history: the Entebbe Raid. On the anniversary of the raid, two of its participants, Mossad agent Avner Avraham and special forces officer Rami Sherman, spoke about what they experienced. (more…)

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Is Annexation The Appropriate Term?

The opinions expressed on this webpage represent those of the individual authors and, unless clearly labeled as such, do not represent the opinions or policies of TBS. The controversial Tzipi Hotovely – Israel’s new voice in Britain The announcement of Hotovely’s forthcoming appointment was the signal for immediate objections from left-wing Jewish opinion in Britain. By NEVILLE TELLER  - JULY 17, 2020   At 42, Tzipi Hotovely is still comparatively “young” in the political realm. Indeed her youth, allied to her outstanding abilities as student, lawyer and politician, has marked her career. In 2009, she was the youngest member in the 18th Knesset. From 2013 onward, she served as a youthful government minister in three departments of state. Later this year, she will become Her Excellency the Ambassador of the State of Israel to the Court of St. James  the official designation of ambassadors to Britain. No stranger to controversy,…

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How to bargain in the Middle East

The opinions expressed on this webpage represent those of the individual authors and, unless clearly labeled as such, do not represent the opinions or policies of TBS. How to bargain in the Middle East No peace, No peace plans, No price for Peace (A short guide to those obsessed with peace)    By Moshe Sharon - South Florida Jewish Home June 2, 2011   Everybody says that his donkey is a horse. There is no tax on words. (Two Arab proverbs)   On December 24th 1977, at the very beginning of the negotiations between Israel and Egypt in Ismailia , I had the opportunity to have a short discussion with Muhammad Anwar Sadat the president of Egypt . "Tell your Prime Minister," he said, "that this is a bazaar; the merchandise is expensive." I told my Prime Minister but he failed to abide by the rules of the bazaar. The failure…

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‘East Jerusalem is Israeli, open the city’

The opinions expressed on this webpage represent those of the individual authors and, unless clearly labeled as such, do not represent the opinions or policies of TBS. 'East Jerusalem is Israeli, open the city’ Amid some ambivalence, the government moved speedily toward annexation immediately after 1967 Six Day War By ABRAHAM RABINOVICH  - JUNE 4, 2020 20:45   In the run-up to the Six Day War, amid disputes among Israeli decision-makers over the way forward, there was one point of consensus – Israel would not seek to annex territory at the war’s end. In 1956, prime minister David Ben-Gurion had attempted to do so following Operation Kadesh and was threatened by Washington with economic sanctions and by Moscow with missiles. As defense minister Moshe Dayan would put it to his colleagues this time, 11 years later, “We have no territorial objective whatsoever.”   History, however, would prove to have a…

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DNA analysis of Dead Sea Scrolls unveils their once secret origin

The opinions expressed on this webpage represent those of the individual authors and, unless clearly labeled as such, do not represent the opinions or policies of TBS.  DNA analysis of Dead Sea Scrolls unveils their once secret origin “We came up with the idea of using the genetic information of the skin they were written on to investigate the possible connection between different fragments." By ROSSELLA TERCATIN - Jeruslem Post - JUNE 2, 2020   At least some of the Dead Sea Scrolls were most likely not manufactured locally but made their way at some later point to the unique community that amassed the library in the Qumran Caves, a project extracting and analyzing the DNA from the parchments has revealed.   For decades, scholars have been debating the origin of the extraordinary collection of hundreds of manuscripts collated in the heart of the Judean Desert. The seven-year-long endeavor carried…

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As post-Soviet immigration turns 30… What about Ruth?

The opinions expressed on this webpage represent those of the individual authors and, unless clearly labeled as such, do not represent the opinions or policies of TBS.  As post-Soviet immigration turns 30, what conclusions can be drawn? The largest immigration in Zionist history was pulled in by the Israeli establishment’s one part, and actively rejected by its other part, the Chief Rabbinate. By AMOTZ ASA-EL MAY 27, 2020 RUTH IN Boaz’s field. Conversion dilemmas are now a national affair, not a personal one. (photo credit: JULIUS SCHNORR VON CAROLSFELD/WIKIPEDIA)   ‘The times spat at me, so I spat back at the times,” said Russian poet Andrei Voznesensky, who wrestled with Soviet censors by reciting in packed stadiums his lines of inspiration, defiance, and hope.   Something of that two-way spitting happened with his former countrymen’s journey to the Jewish state.     The Russian-speaking immigration was spat on by the…

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